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  1. A Platform for Living
    House Tours

    A Platform for Living

    Setsumasa and Mami Kobayashi’s weekend retreat, two and a half hours northwest of Tokyo, is “an arresting concept,” photographer Dean Kaufman says, who documented the singular...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Dean Kaufman
    04.06.11

  2. Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster
    Profiles

    Swedish Designer Focus: Monica Förster

    Monica Förster takes a hands-on approach to furniture design. In her Stockholm studio, she whips up a flurry of tiny paper models—”3-D sketches”—that rival their full...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Felix Odell
    04.06.11

  3. Design in Uniform at CCA
    Event Spotlight

    Design in Uniform at CCA

    The degree to which modernist design came to the fore of Western life—both aesthetically, in its reliance on mechanized production—at mid-century had everything to do with World War II....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.06.11

  4. Evergreen Brick Works
    Travel Reports

    Evergreen Brick Works

    Toronto's skyline is speckled with bricks from the former Don Valley Brick Works yard. In the 1960s and 70s, the company produced more than 43 million bricks each year. But after business slowed in...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    04.04.11

  5. Touring the BMW Headquarters
    Travel Reports

    Touring the BMW Headquarters

    Dwell traveled to Munich, Germany, to get an up close and personal look at BMW Welt, an undulating, stainless-steel-clad structure designed by Wolf Prix of Coop Himmelb(l)au. It is joined on...

    photos by: Bret Robins
    04.02.11

  6. Berber Ragtime
    Product of the Day

    Berber Ragtime

    While on a trip to Marrakech late last year, Fort Street Studio owners Brad Davis and Janis Provisor came across a cache of boucherouite rugs made by Berber women most likely between the 1950s and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    04.01.11

  7. Reveal: Studio Gang Architects
    Books

    Reveal: Studio Gang Architects

    At Dwell we've long been fans of the Chicago architecture firm Studio Gang Architects. Headed up by the nation's fastest rising female architect Jeanne Gang, the company is responsible not just for...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.31.11

  8. Renovating a Mid-Century Home
    Renovation

    Renovating a Mid-Century Home

    Robert Sallin, who has been steadily remodeling his mid-century residence, has a few words of wisdom for those thinking of taking on a home improvement project, mid-century or not: "Be...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.31.11

  9. Appetite for Construction
    House Tours

    Appetite for Construction

    Six years ago, architect Jorge Gracia came to Dwell’s attention with a house he built for his family that was radically different from any other in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, where the...

    written by: Frances Anderton
    03.29.11

  10. Fantastical Photographic Maps
    Event Spotlight

    Fantastical Photographic Maps

    If photography is an act of capturing reality, then artist Sohei Nishino has gone leaps and bounds further than most with his “diorama maps.” Influenced by the 18th century Japanese...

    written by: Carren Jao
    03.29.11

  11. Bridging Old & New in Indonesia
    House Tours

    Bridging Old & New in Indonesia

    The specter of one's grown child moving back home doesn't excite all parents, but in Surakarta, in the Central Java Province of Indonesia, one couple took the homecoming as an opportunity to double...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.29.11

  12. A Collection A Day
    Books

    A Collection A Day

    From delightfully mismatched buttons to colorful spools of thread to vintage typewriter ribbon, a variety of small, unexpected collections can be found in charming little tins. Thanks to artist...

    written by: Stephanie Orma
    03.28.11

  13. Denver's Energy Efficient Home
    Green

    Denver's Energy Efficient Home

    John and Paige Damiano are snow worshippers. As the Colorado and New Mexico territory manager for Burton Snowboards, John depends on winter precipitation for his business, not to mention for family...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    03.26.11

  14. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  15. Made Design Shop and Gallery
    Shops

    Made Design Shop and Gallery

    Canada is known for its love of hockey and its long winters but few people know of our neighbor to the north's wealth of innovative modern designers. Enter Made. The Toronto shop and gallery...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.23.11

  16. Inspiration via Instagram
    A Great Idea

    Inspiration via Instagram

    One might say that Instagram is on the cusp of a tipping point: Their iPhone app is adding 130,000 new users a week, which is staggering for a company boasting only two employees. Though popular...

    03.23.11

  17. Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia
    House Tours

    Green Urban Housing in Philadelphia

    By keeping the budget strict, the insulation tight, and its values clear, Philadelphia’s Postgreen Homes shows a little brotherly love for green, urban housing.

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Mark Mahaney
    03.22.11

  18. Supernatural San Francisco
    Shops

    Supernatural San Francisco

    A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lunch thrown by Claudia Mahecha and Robert Allen, in celebration of the opening of their new Potrero Hill design showroom Supernatural. After...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.22.11

  19. MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"
    Event Spotlight

    MOCFA's "E is for Everyone"

    The Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Sister Corita Kent—a west coast Pop artist, teacher, and, yes, one-time Catholic nun—has...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.11

  20. Separate Boîte Equal
    My House

    Separate Boîte Equal

    From the leafy sidewalk outside Paul Bernier and Joëlle Thibault’s home in the Plateau Mont-Royal neighborhood of Montreal, there’s no clue that their brick home is all that...

    written by: Tim McKeough
    photos by: Alexi Hobbs
    03.19.11

  21. Spanish Design in "Bravos"
    Event Spotlight

    Spanish Design in "Bravos"

    BRAVOS: Groundbreaking Spanish Design will debut at the American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC on April 2nd and will remain on view until May 15th. Thanks to BRAVOS,...

    written by: Meredith MacKenzie
    03.18.11

  22. Touring Toronto, Part 2
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 2

    I traveled to Toronto last week to serve on the curatorial committee of Twenty+Change, report a story, and check out the city's current design scene. Having already visited the TIFF Lightbox and...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.18.11

  23. Building the Maxon House: Week 3
    Renovation

    Building the Maxon House: Week 3

    In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying property, and designing and building a modern house with Tom Kundig of Olson...

    written by: Lou Maxon
    03.17.11

  24. Touring Toronto, Part 1
    Travel Reports

    Touring Toronto, Part 1

    Last week I headed north (and quite a ways east) to one of my favorite cities: Toronto. I spend a fair share of my childhood in Toronto visiting family, and I later lived near the Annex...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.16.11

  25. A New View on the Glass House
    Books

    A New View on the Glass House

    We've all seen images of the Glass House, the iconic architectural landmark that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949. Breaking from the traditional view on the property,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.14.11

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